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So, I've been using a Simmons 8 Point Blazer on a Savage rifle I have. It's all I've been able to afford and it came on the rifle. I really want the Super Sniper variable power, but I want more than a 3-9 so I've kept telling myself to just stick with the Simmons until the 5-20 SS comes out. Seems like it will be at least 1 more year from what I've read. That gives me time to be saving for it too.

I plan to use this rifle mainly for hunting, and I don't hope to drop it, but I wont be the easiest on it as it will ride in a truck on the seat and bounce around and stuff like that.

Anyway, the scope has decent glass for what it is. Actually surprised me, and so far with the 300 rounds or so I've put through it, it's held zero just fine. So I've stuck with it.

The biggest thing I don't like is I read online how bad they are and how often they fail and this just scares me that I'm going to end up having it fail on a hunt and not realize it and then wound or even miss a deer. That's the biggest issue I have with this scope.

So anyway, I bought a Nikon Prostaff for a great price used, and I'm wondering if I should just leave the Simmons on this rifle since it's already sighted in and mounted, or if I should go ahead and switch over the Prostaff and use that until the SS 5-20 comes out.
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I used a prostaff scope for several years on a gun and never had an issue with it.  If it where me I'd go to the nikon and loose the simmons.  Of course I'm bias, my brand new simmons failed after 5 shots and that nikon had 1000's on it.

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Well you bought it to use right. Not that hard to mount and zero in. A new toy is always fun.
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